Guardians are asked to be responsible for many things when they are appointed. Included in these requirements is the responsibility to advocate for the protected person’s healthcare. For some, this can be a difficult task, especially if one is asked to make life-sustaining treatment decisions. While there is some training for new guardians, it does not necessarily focus on the information needed to help guardians make medical decisions. Recognizing this difficulty, LifeCircle of SD has developed training videos, worksheets, and educational resources for guardians specific to making healthcare decisions for a protected person.
*This information is for educational purposes only and does not include all responsibilities of the guardian. It is not legal or medical advice. Be sure to talk to the appropriate professional advisor to answer any legal or medical questions or concerns.